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WRDS (Wharton Research Data Services)

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What is WRDS?

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) is an online data platform that specializes in company financials (financials statements, audit and regulatory filings, banks, segments / industry data, compensation, intellectual property), financial markets, prices, and returns (stock prices, analyst estimates, bonds and fixed income, mutual fund / hedge fund, ETF returns, derivates / options, REITs, currency exchange rates), ownership, mergers and acquisitions, sustainabilityc/ ESG, economics, marketing, news, and healthcare.

Some of the most frequently used datasets in WRDS for financial and economic research are CRSP, Compustat, IBES, TAQ, and the WRDS "Linking Suite".

WRDS' strengths include historical data, a shared web interface / retrieval process for all datasets, and a variety of output file formats.

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